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15 players, all that remained from an initial entry field of 507, returned to the tables for the third day of event 35: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Six-Handed on Wednesday, led by Gregory Brooks, who appeared intent on augmenting the $1.6 million he won in the WPT L.A. Poker Classic last February.
David Chiu and Michael McDonald were hard on his heels, though, with talent like Chris Moorman, David Ulliott, Peter Jetten, Jason Mercier and Jared Bleznick still in the field.
The day featured plenty of fast moving action, with the field cut by half in the first two hours, and Jason Mercier boosting his chip stack dramatically in a double bust-out of Peter Jetten and David Ulliott.
With the elimination of Steven Merrifield in third position, the heads up between Mercier and Hans Winzeler was set – a two hour demonstration of aggression and pure poker talent that both pleased and excited the railbirds and ended in victory for Mercier just on midnight.
Mercier claimed his second WSOP bracelet and the main prize of $619,575, and Winzeler collected a runner-up check for $383,075.